Julie’s professional career began in the fourth grade, when she started selling candy and face painting services to kids at recess. Now, as Founder of The Connected Parent, she uses her entrepreneurial spirit and problem-solving skills to find new ways of providing resources and education for those in need.
After years of struggling to find services and resources for her daughter, Julie became frustrated by the lack of information available. Hours of scouring the internet, hitting up online groups and outdated websites, and repeating the same questions over and over again drained both her time and patience. When she saw many of her friends facing the same challenge, she decided to step up and create a tool that would solve the issue once and for all. Although everyone copes differently, one thing that’s been especially helpful for Julie and her family is to form connections with other parents and families. She hopes The Connected Parent will make that easier.
Born and raised in Martinez, CA, Julie now lives in Novato with her husband Matt, their two children, and her daughter’s incredible service dog Daisy. When she’s not running her staffing agency, volunteering for the PCDH19 Alliance (a rare epilepsy non-profit), and working on getting her M.A. in Special Education, you can usually find her hiking around beautiful Novato, exploring new places with the family in tow, or bragging to her friends about that one time she met Boy George (best day of her life).